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I do sort of like the PS4's look (grown on me) but they aren't the best looking things to come out. I don't particularly mind (all what matters is what is on the inside and what they do with it) but with companies obsessed with image and looking ultrachic (because the thing in is looking ultrachic) it seems they all missed the ball here
to be honest, i would probably go with... 1. black Wii U 2. PS4 3. Xbox One i like the small, sleek look of the black Wii U. it just looks more sleek and elegant while the other two look big and blocky in comparison.
I am personally not a fan of the shiny black look. Actually I hate when companies use that finish for their products. My order would be PS4 Black Wii U Xbox One (not a fan of the way they have done the half shiny half matte look. Very weird) White Wii U (white products for me look naff)
I kinda disliked the ps4 design at first, until I saw the mock-ups of it in silver and in white. The lighter shades really bring out the design a lot more. Plus it reminds me of ps one a little more.
The Wii U is the best looking console. 1. Wii U 2. Xbox One 3. Playstation 4 That's the order I will give the consoles.
Well the PS4 looks like the future, the WiiU looks like a bigger more rounded Wii, and the xbone looks like a 1980's VCR.
^^^^ But the ps4 looks like a burnt eraser while the x1 blends in good with the TV etc
I agree the black Wii U is definitely the sexiest looking console.
I don´t like either, for me the best looking console of all time is the Megadrive 1, good looking and sexy, Ps4 and Xbox one look like "boxes".
I like the PS4 it kinda looks like a PS2 slim but it has a blue tron like light on it that looks awesome. The xbox one looks like a huge vcr though. But in the end all that matter is games.
I must be the only person that thinks the PS4 and Xbox1 both look like decent additions to the media cabinet. Neither one screams "geek" or "look at me!". They both will blend in nicely without being an eyesore.
The best non bias comment ive read so far. I personally like the look of both and both will look sexy right under my 40" Panasonic Viera(which has that piano black finish). Man i cant wait!!
To me the new PS4 is fine, I don't think people realize how small it is, it's about the same size as the Slim... -So when you put it on a stand I think it's going to look really nice, for me I'm putting it on my desk so I think it's going to look pretty sexy standing up.. Give it a little time it will grow on you.. .____........___... .____||......||.......|___|| ||.........___||............ ||
I don't think either console's design is the best ever, but I do like PS4's better. The angles make a huge difference, and that blue light looks cool, though it would look better if it went all the way across. Neither is hideous.
I don't much care how a console looks, I care how it preforms. That said they all look kind of bad. Wii u looks to much like wii Xb1 does look like a VCR And PS4 looks like a box that was in a wind tunnel for a long time
I don't think either console design's look bad. XB1 looks exactly what it's aspired to be, A "jack of all trades" SET TOP BOX. Mission accomplished MS. The PS4 looks like a slight attempt to re-imagine the GREATNESS that hung around the PS2 era while maintaining the tried a true ability the be played vertical as well as horizontal. Giving it that angled SLANT kinda reminds me of those GILLETTE RAZORS commercials for some reason, lol. Simple, no non- sense design with elegance. But hey! There's a really cool blue LIGHT BAR that turns on the system chassis when the console is powered. Man, wouldn't be something if that light bar could change to all the colors of the PlayStation icons on the D-pad buttons and light bar on the controller pad? Yeah, just like the Alienware X51-PC console chassis user-customization lighting effects. That would be FIRE!!!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. lol
Its not the best looking playstation but i really like it, it's elegant and simple.
Lol @ the disagrees.
I actually think the PS4 is the best looking console Sony have ever released. I never liked the PS2s look (until the slim) and I dislike the extra slim PS3 with it's ugly corrugation. This looks slick and modern. Twill be buffed and hoovered regularly to keep it looking as pristine as the day I unbox it, and if anyone dare put a fingerprint on it, they will be summarily shot.
As far as consoles go, I think One is by far the best looking Xbox and PS4 looks maybe even a little bit better than Xbox One.
ps4 looks better than xbox one ps4 looks better than any PS console yet but ps4 and xbox one still both kinda look like hell
I personally think the fat PS3 was the best looking. But If we're talking about different models too, I'd say the PS2 Slim wins best looking Sony console.
Yes it was..
I think the PS4 looks damn sexy.
ps4 looks good. Dont care though. I would buy it looked like an toilet. I just want games.
It's one sexy beast. Best looking ever.
The ps4 looks really good IMO. Wasn't a fan at first but now I just can't stop staring at pics of it, also it would be awesome if more colors were released at launch (I know it won't happen)
I want a Midnight green color or a special Killzone engraved one.
Those would be pretty cool, more options are always great for us gamers.
The PS4 has grown on me, I hated it at first but now I can appreciate the style. The Xbox One on the other hand just looks like a Betamax.
I really like the wii u's look. The thing is tiny and smooth, and im just not a fan of the sharp angles all over the xbox one and ps4.
Who cares they stay on a shelf or whatever. It's not an accessory you wear it will stay in one spot for years and likely be hidden. Ones a rectangle and the other is a trapezoid.
Yes, they look like HIDEOUS VCRs or DVD players, END OF DISCUSSION!!!!
ehh PS4 looks decent. Xbox one is a DVR box looks worse than version of the 360. wiiU is just bland nothing rlly striking about it.
I would say that Xbox one is perhaps one of the ugliest consoles even created. Looks like the Philips CDI. Plus the fact it cannot not be stood verticaly is ridiculous and means I will not have space under my TV especially as I will still need my cable box etc.
They decided to put that BIG ASS FAN in the console because they were desperately afraid of having another RROD fiasco which probably really limited design choices.
I wish sony would release ps4 before snow days come coz i dont want to wait in line on cold
Well if its Oct or Nov. it wont matter as those are cold months regardless.
There have been uglier boxes. These two are actually pretty reasonable, really.
The PS4 is the ugliest console to date. I'm sorry, the Xbox One does look better.
XO reveal was disappointing to me. I was hoping the PS4 would look better but when they revealed it at E3 I was let down again (and by lack of applause at the conference so were others). At the moment I prefer the PS4s looks but they are both growing on me the more I look at them. My launch PS4 will fit nicely in my current entertainment center but when I get the XO down the road I might need a bigger one to house that behemoth.
It's funny how they all say the same thing, " its grown on me".
they only look hideous to the same type of people who would date a girl for looks instead of personality
IMO the PS4 is the best console design yet...sleek,sexy,modern,future & very Japan!
I hate the XBONE's look. But I really like the PS4. I know lots of people compare the two - with good reason - but the PS4 is more aesthetically unified, more pleasant and stylish.
The PS4 is the hot girl you see at the bar who you want to take home. The X1 is the fat chick who you avoid eye contact with. But with enough booze you may take her home if you get out the door before the ugly lights come on, but you will regret it the rest of your life.
If you say so...i mean after a few shots even the fat bitch at the bar starts to look good. Bartender " Let me get another shot. And give the fat bitch whatever she wants"
I don't see how but it's your mistake to make.
None of them seem to really click compared to the last generation's styles aesthetic wise. The Wii U is simple, logical, but not overly imaginative. The PS4 is the most creative and coolest looking, but I do admit it is a little over the top and impractical shape wise. It probably will end up redesigned down the road. The Xbox, well the xbox is shaped by what Microsoft originally intended it to be, a cable box. Boring, heavy, and functional.
I agree with you mostly.
only the Xbox One because it's so big.
not hideous but unimaginative. the original PS3 had a true next-gen look, stylish and bold design. the PS4 tried to pull that unique look again and to some level it did but it's not the same as the PS3 imho. Xbox remained with the tried and true box like design, same with the wii U. all in all, they're not hideous, they just lack the magical touch of imagination.
what were they expecting ,a friggin' spaceship?
i think both the x1 and ps4 will look better in person photos dont do hardware justice most of the time
Wii U design wins by a mile.
Seriously? It looks horrible with that elongated behind.
One thing we all can agree on, the Wii U looks better then the Playstation 4.
@PigPen LOL. No. Just....no.
PS4 does remind me of the PS2 but that blue glow design, small and sleek look makes look futuristic.
Does not look bad to me.
Wii u looks well naff xbox and song look the part the wii looks like something you can get out of a christmas cracker
WiiU looks amazing simple design,doesn't look like a bad science fiction box cut in half/VCR.
The PS4 design does look truly next gen, good job sony.
PS4 is looking sleek to me. Xbone's look doesnt bother me. Its not very appealing though. I know vents are a good thing, but at what point does it get redundant? PS4 is smaller and supposedly more powerful, and will manage just fine I suppose. But the Xbone? The Xbone got an external PSU, it is noticeably bigger and fan vents covers like half the console. I do not know but it seems like MS doesnt care as much for the design or they are just kind of overdoing it trying to avoid overheating issues. Either way my verdict is this: Ps3 60GB is still nr 1.
I don't want some sort of melted gumdrop or fancy wedge shape. Just give me a simple standard component sized box that fits neatly in my electronics cabinet with everything else. I'm not starting an art museum in my living room. "Chic" is for dufus hipsters.
Meh, not hideous, but not that great either.
PS4 looks waayyy better than the PS3 and 360. The Xbone is just a rectangular box, so claiming it has any design whatsoever is an error.
Xbox One looks like an oversized generic piece of AV equipment. PS4 looks good with its small unique design.
The Xbone seems a bit featureless on it's exterior. I understand it's what's inside that counts the most with consoles, I just find the PS4 to be more alluring.